The Western Hockey League announced the 2007-08 WHL Eastern Conference First and Second All-Star Teams and Lightning draft pick and Lethbridge Hurricane Mitch Fadden was named a Second Team All-Star. Fadden was not a finalist for an award.
The center was named team co-MVP with Ben Wright this week.
Fadden, a 2007 fourth round pick of the Lightning, had 34 goals and 55 assists for 89 points in 72 games this season for the Hurricanes.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -2, 5 PIM (plus match penalty), 0 shots on goal
After dropping their last two regular season games in Cape Breton, Lewiston (37-26-5-2), the Eastern Division's fifth seed, will open the playoffs this week in the same arena against the fourth seeded Screaming Eagles.
Update: Ward has been suspended by the QMJHL for one game "after he spit in the direction of an opponent during last Sundayâ€™s game versus the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles."
(6) Everett will play (3) Spokane in the first round.
(4) Seattle will host (5) Kelowna in the first round.
Prince George Cougars 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 2
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Tyrell and PG's tough season mercifully ends, but on a high note with a win.
Edmonton Oil Kings 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
(3) Lethbridge will face (6) Brandon in the first round.
*Final regular season stat update coming soon.
BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals
Game 6: No.2 Langley Chiefs 3 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 2 (OT)
Chiefs win Best of 7 series 4-2
W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Series: 6 GP, 1-2-3, 8 PIM
Playoffs: 11 GP, 3-2-5, 12 PIM
Langley wins four straight to end Victoria and Justin Courtnallâ€™s season.
Chicago Steel 6 @ Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 3
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal
Everett Silvertips 1 @ Chilliwack Bruins 5
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (slashing, interference)
Everett will finish sixth in the Western Conference and play Spokane in the first round.
Kelowna will finish fifth in the Western Conference and play Riku Helenius and Seattle in the first round.
Portland Winter Hawks 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 8
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots
Lethbridge Hurricanes 5 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM (roughing), *First Star*
Lethbridge has clinched the third seed in the Eastern Conference and will play Brandon in the first round.